Etymology
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oblation (n.)

c. 1400, oblacioun, "an offering to a deity; a public ceremony of offering sacrifice; that which is sacrificed or solemnly offered to God," from Old French oblacion "offering, pious donation" and directly from Latin oblationem (nominative oblatio) "an offering, presenting, gift," in Late Latin "sacrifice," from Latin oblatus (see oblate (n.)). Related: Oblational; oblationary.

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Definitions of oblation
1
oblation (n.)
the act of contributing to the funds of a church or charity;
oblations for aid to the poor
Synonyms: offering
2
Oblation (n.)
the act of offering the bread and wine of the Eucharist;
Synonyms: religious offering
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